Written by:

Holly Macdonald


August 5, 2009

Some of you may have heard of Articulate, an “authoring tool” – which means you use the software to produce e-learning.  I have to confess, I’ve not used the tool, but what I have used is the FANTASTIC blog that they produce on rapid e-learning.  Here’s a recent post, which is incredibly practical: https://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/heres-a-free-powerpoint-template-how-i-made-it/.  I have never been a huge fan of powerpoint, as I think it is overused by many learning professionals. 

Here’s a link on bad powerpoint: Seth Godin https://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2007/01/really_bad_powe.html and one on good: https://presentationzen.blogs.com/presentationzen/2005/09/whats_good_powe.html. Another great resource that you can look at is: https://blog.cathy-moore.com/2008/01/dump-the-drone-available-for-download/

The other thing that I love about the articulate blog, is that this is part of their business model: to create a following around their expertise on rapid e-learning and open it up to everyone.  You may or may not use their products, but you will definitely say good things about the company.